The 1979 documentary, recently restored and now returning to theaters, is a vital record of the early years of the Industrial Workers of the World.
The Fake Town Where Police Trained to Suppress Protests
Hyperallergic talks to director Sierra Pettengill about her documentary Riotsville, USA, which finds the roots of modern policing techniques in the 1960s
Artists Explore Divergent Histories in Many Worlds Are Born
The exhibition is part of a collaborative initiative that tasks itself with picking up the unfinished work of history.
A Brief 100-Year History of Santa Fe Indian Market
The annual event has survived draconian governmental policies to become the country’s largest public Native American arts and cultural gathering.
Lynching Postcards Explores a Dark Corner of US History
Director Christine Turner explains to Hyperallergic how her documentary short interrogates the white gaze and seeks to reaffirm some ugly truths about the past.
An Original Copy of US Constitution Sells for $43.2 Million, Becoming Most Expensive Document Ever Sold
MoMA board member Ken Griffin went well over asking for the document, beating out cryptocurrency enthusiasts who crowdfunded to purchase it.
Attendance to History Museums Plummeted Nearly 70% in 2020
Those who do not know the past are doomed to repeat it.
The Story of the “First Lady of Religious Broadcasting”
The Eyes of Tammy Faye features a riveting performance from Jessica Chastain, but proves less interesting than the documentary it’s based on.
Fortnite Turns Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Into a Sci-fi Nightmare
“March Through Time,” an interactive educational experience inside the popular online game, recreates the March on Washington, with embarrassing results.
The 500-Year-Old Ghost of a Conquistador Wanders Mexico
The documentary/fiction hybrid film 499 uses a fictional character to speak to real-life contemporary colonized people.
What Has Become of Film and TV’s Many Attempts to Dissect Hitler?
After decades of works about the Nazi dictator, “Who was Hitler?” becomes a less interesting question than “Why do we care so much?”
75 Years On, How Cinema Remembers the Holocaust
With those who directly experienced the events dwindling in number, films about the Holocaust must now grapple with what “Never forget” truly means.